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Bacteria Streptococcus Pneumonia cannot grow in the presence of Bile...

Yet the organism is bile soluble.

I don't get this, shouldn't it be that it CAN grow in bile, because it is soluble in bile?

What is the mechanism behind this?
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Never mind, I think I get it now. The bile basically 'lyses' the pneumococcus, which makes it soluble, but if its all lysed up, that means it obviously won't grow. hence, soluble, but not growable. is that right?
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Never mind, I think I get it now. The bile basically 'lyses' the pneumococcus, which makes it soluble, but if its all lysed up, that means it obviously won't grow. hence, soluble, but not growable. is that right?
ya, all got lysed, nothing left to grow.
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